How to avoid WER reports being deleted after transmission?


  1. Posts : 618
    Windows 10 x64
       #1

    How to avoid WER reports being deleted after transmission?


    Usually crashing applications report such by transmitting WER reports.
    The "Diagnostic Data Viewer" will show that the application hanged, period.
    But checking out the event of that crash (Event Viewer) will show that a number of files have been transmitted.

    Like:

    \\?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\Temp\WERAF7B.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml\\?\C:\ProgramData\ Microsoft\Windows\WER\Temp\WERAF9B.tmp.xml\\?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\Temp\WERAF9A.tmp. csv\\?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\Temp\WERAFBA.tmp.txt\\?\C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ Temp\WER1FDB.tmp.appcompat.txt

    These files are, by default, deleted after closing the crashed application.
    Wonder though what is actually being reported, i.e. what the contents of these files are. Any privacy stuff?

    Wonder, is there a way to avoid these files from being deleted?

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 38,428
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #2

    The WER is displayed in the event viewer, dxdiag, and msinfo32.
    By default these are not automatically deleted.
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  3. Posts : 618
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Sorry for the confusion...

    Yes, you are right, the .wer reports are still there, I meant the submitted files. Sorry.
    So, the .txt/.csv files etc.

    Those are just temp files and are deleted afterwards, at least, AFAIK.
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    Posts : 908
    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2 (Build: 19042.867)
       #4

    tfwul said:
    Yes, you are right, the .wer reports are still there, I meant the submitted files. Sorry.
    So, the .txt/.csv files etc.
    You can keep and view diagnostic data that is sent here:
    Settings -> Privacy -> diagnostics & feedback -> View diagnostic data

    Here toggle on setting to keep up to 1gb of data.
    There is store app to view diagnostic data:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...iewer-overview
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  5. Posts : 618
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    @zebal
    Super!
    Many thanks.

    I have enabled that option. Let's see.

    As said, the .wer reports, those I know - double click a .wer and it will launch the Diagnostic Viewer.
    But I am just curious to know what has been submitted as .txt/.csv files.

    Anyway, thanks again!
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